Hello all, how was your week? I’m experiencing a bout of writer’s block as you may have noticed by the silence this week. I’m not alone it seems, as a couple of us on Facebook were saying how we might as well set up a support group of sorts :D.
1. Kim Woo Bin, Rain and the Running Man crew land in Australia to tape an episode set to air in March. Thanks to the stalkerazzi on tumblr, I know what we can look forward to seeing and I’m jumping for joy *smirk*:
[Shucks, there’ve been a couple more (thanks again Snow and Ahjusshi Fan!)so I’ve updated this page to keep the Liebsters together. Scroll down if you’re interested ;)]
Well lookie here! I’m really chuffed and grateful for Erl at A Mix of Anything and Everything for nominating me for the Liebster Award (why do I feel like I’m writing my Oscar acceptance speech?).
I know everybody says this but it is true that I’d never really thought anyone would read anything on my blog, let alone receive something like this. So I am downright humbled and well pleased that this has come my way. So Erl, I shower you with rose petals, and same goes for anyone who has ever read and commented here on my little corner of the world. Everyone gets rose petals! Continue reading
I’m sorry to inflict yet another best-of list on you but I figured it would be good for my swiss cheese memory to jot these down for posterity.
It’s been a year of many firsts: my first year of K-drama watching, of blogging, of tumblr-ing (is that a word?), and of meeting a lovely community of fellow drama obsessives (that means you!) which has been totally awesome.
I wish everyone lots of love, happiness and many more good dramas in 2014!
These worked for me in all the ways that matter–heart, story, substance and execution–and I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend every one of them. In no particular order: Continue reading
There must be a reason why animals feature so prominently in spreads of K-actors. I don’t know what that reason is but I don’t question a gift horse in the mouth. I apologise if fangirls/boys feel like I’m making fun of your darlings but it’s not them, since they remain beautiful people. It’s the cray-cray surrounding them that’s not. And it’s the people who style and shoot them (with cameras, not guns) who are at fault. So here’s another installment of questionable shoots, centered around animals of the stuffed variety. You ready? Let’s go to the zoo!
Here’s Daniel Henney whispering sweet nothings into the ears of a blue teddy. Not sexy.
Premise: A lawyer and a young man with mind-reading abilities re-connect 10 years after she witnesses his father’s murder. They work together to solve her cases, until the murderer gets released from prison and all hell breaks loose.
I’ve written so much about I Hear Your Voice already that this final review seems a little redundant. So I’ll just come out and say it and save those who just want to know whether I liked it or not the trouble of trudging through to the end: I really liked this show. Watch it. The end. Continue reading
The noona romance to end all noona romances
And.. it’s over! I was happy. Thrilled, in fact. I’m about to go make a virgin sacrifice to the drama gods to give thanks! How rare is it for a show that has delivered the goods each week to wrap up so successfully? We’ve all been burned, even when we thought our expectations could not get any lower. But here’s that rarest of creatures: a show that up-ended expectations and managed to exceed them, consistently. Did we end up where I thought we would? Yes, but how we got there was a delightful surprise each week, like discovering the road to Oz was not made of yellow bricks but chocolate and marshmallows. Continue reading
Doesn’t this look say it all?
It’s no wonder why I Hear Your Voice gets noonas across the globe all hot and bothered. I admit this noona was slow to board this ship. I was all about Lawyer Cha and his dorky goodness. Yes, colour me crazy but Lee Jong Sook took awhile to get under my skin, and I’m still not convinced he’s a natural in the acting department. But he’s got charisma and charm, and embodies an on-the-cusp-of-manhood quality that’s damn near perfect for this role. So now I’m fully on board and its giving me all sorts of warm fuzzies :). Continue reading